6-18Developingtoolsforplantgenomeeditingandtranscriptionalregulation
发布时间 :2015-06-12  阅读次数 :1958

报告题目:Developing tools for plant genome editing and transcriptional regulation

报 告 人:  Dr. Yiping Qi

Assistant Professor Department of Biology,East Carolina University,

报告时间:6月18日 10:00

报告地点:闵行校区生物药学楼1-105会议室

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研究领域:

Recent advances in genome editing tools have promised a bright future for plant research and biotechnology. These tools are based on customizable site-specific nucleases (SSNs), such as Zinc Finger Nucleases (ZFNs), TAL Effector Nucleases (TALENs) and the CRISPR-Cas9 system. All these SSNs can be engineered for recognizing specific DNA sequences, and this feature allows them to be repurposed for engineering artificial transcription factors. In recent years, we have been developing tools for genome editing and transcriptional regulation in plants. By working on plant species such as Arabidopsis, tobacco and rice, we have demonstrated multifaceted applications of these tools in reverse genetics and synthetic biology. We believe these new tools will contribute to future breakthroughs in basic research and agriculture biotechnology.